Hi Everybody on the Forum,
My congratulations to the Mint and KDE teams on the HELENA KDE RC1!!!
I am more of an amateur, playing with linux for the last 11 years on my PCs. At first I switched between Suse and Mandriva at every new release - these were the distros that a homegrown IT specialist could master to a degree where he could install what he wanted on his PC. But things change, Mandriva went to commercial for me and Suse is an example of a large commercial takeover taking its toll on the otherwise fine product - the most talented and dedicated people leave, there is no clear direction any more and eventually the whale lands hopelessly on the beach.
I switched to MINT because it is beautiful, well thought out and engineered with the end user in mind - an oridinary end user that did not take programming courses, did not code important parts of the linux kernel but who is willing to learn a bit
The Helena KDE RC1 installed like a charm on my new Thinkpad R500 - no need for any tweaking or tune up.
Once againg - thank you for your work and thoughtfullness! Please keep it up Clem!